by Kris Parfitt - Mar, 2010
I’m quite lucky, I have the profound honor of having Roy Parfitt as my father. His career was steeped in the early days of Silicon Valley in the 70’s where his ideas on how to respectfully treat employees revolutionized Human Resources. He is now retired, or as he likes to say “keeping my options open” and nowadays you can find him enjoying a hearty round of golf in Gig Harbor, WA or Sun Lakes, AZ almost any day of the week. W...
Ten Steps To Entrepreneurial Elegance
by Wendy Enelow - Mar, 2010
Successful entrepreneurs understand what it takes to win in today’s intensely competitive careers industry. It takes a combination of business savvy, expertise in client relationship management, and an enduring commitment to servicing and satisfying each and every client. Here are 10 basic concepts of entrepreneurial elegance that will give you and your business a competitive distinction and ensure that you’re on the right tra...
The "Bridge Job" Strategy
by Ford R. Myers - Mar, 2010
Making Money While You’re in Career Transition If you’re out of work now, what part-time or flexible work can you do to fill the gap until you land the job you want? If you’re fully-employed but concerned about losing your job, what sort of opportunities could you pursue to earn additional income, should the need arise? The “Bridge Job Strategy” is a pragmatic approach to carry you through a difficult employment or financia...
Are You Ready for the Upcoming Hiring Tsunami?
by Lou Adler - Mar, 2010
Over the past few weeks I’ve met with 50 or so recruiting leaders from major corporations around the country. Interestingly, nobody is doing nothing. A third are increasing their hiring forecasts, a third are hiring more recruiters, and a third are getting ready for a sign that hiring will increase. It appears that the stars are finally in alignment. So get ready to rumble. We’re in for a triple witching hour hiring tsuna...
The Return on Investment For a Professionally Written Resume
by Debra Wheatman - Mar, 2010
How many times have you seen a job posting and thought to yourself – “I have the PERFECT background for this position!” So, you apply; nothing happens – no email, no call – nothing. You are dumbfounded; why wouldn’t you get a call? Can’t they see? Your background fits the position like a glove. I am sure that you would be a perfect fit; but what does your résumé convey? What does the hiring manager see when she opens up the e...
Career Transition and Four Stage Career Planning: Bitten off More Than You Can Chew?
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2010
Bitten off more than you can chew with your career transition? Do you feel overwhelmed and confused about all of the potential career choices? Don't know how to plan a successful career change? Is your lack of career direction creating chaos? My dog, Chester, often bit more than he could chew, and created chaos. Chester is a brown, "Bearded Collie," and the photo was taken when he was 4 months old and about 25 lbs....
Extreme Job Change: One Woman’s Story
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Mar, 2010
A 53 year old female client, Rhonda, was just offered her dream job. Not too surprising until you hear that the job she was offered was with the FBI. She thought she was wasting her time, she informs: The FBI only hired young (male) college students. She had an associate’s degree in administrative science (read secretary) earned 30 years ago and experience in administrative and IT positions. Most recently, she worked in...
How LinkedIn’s Twitter Integration has Changed LinkedIn
by Joshua Waldman - Mar, 2010
I used to tell my clients to update their profiles and status on LinkedIn no more than two times a week. All of that has changed since LinkedIn’s integration with Twitter. Now, there is almost no limit to the number of times you should update your LinkedIn status, but there are still some things you will need to be careful about. Update Frequently, but LinkedIn is NOT Twitter In an earlier post, I wrote about the ...
Life Happens: Dealing with Gaps In Employment on Resume
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Mar, 2010
Dear Rosa: “I worked as an account manager for XXX Brands for nearly 9 years but was laid off in January 2007 as part of a divisional reorganization. I wasn't expecting this and had not really thought about where I would go next. So instead of jumping into something I wasn't sure I wanted, I decided to take this opportunity to try the stay-at-home mom routine with my 2 boys. The oldest had just turned 5 and the other was ab...
I’m Sorry, You Have Two Minutes
by Suzanne Bates - Mar, 2010
“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” - Oprah Winfrey Imagine this. You’ve worked for several weeks to prepare a 30 minute presentation. You’re feeling pretty good about it. You hope it will be enough to make an impression on your board, senior team or client. You walk into the room and they say, ”Listen, sorry, we’re really behind, uh...can you cover this in two minutes?” Freeze. Smile. Nod. OH...
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